2020 ACC Virtual On-Demand Annual Conference

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the international aviation system, and the industry is in the midst of adjusting to a “new normal." The 2020 ACC Virtual Annual Conference on-demand sessions focus on the future of airports and airlines as we continue to respond and recover from the pandemic, provide airport development companies insights and strategies on how to succeed in this uncertain time, and gain insight into 2021 and beyond. 

These informative on-demand sessions are presented by industry experts who explore:
• The State of the Airports 
• The State of the Airlines
• The State of GA and Business Aviation
• Airport Funding and Finance
• State of the A/E/C Industry: Global Business Perspective
• State of the A/E/C Industry: Aviation Business Perspective
• Driving D/E/I in Our Industry
• Human Capital - Intentionally Cultivating, Recruiting, and Retaining a Diverse Workforce for the Aviation Industry  
• YP Session: Millennials Unmuted – Leveraging Age Diversity in Today’s Workplace



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State of the Airports
Recorded 11/10/2020
Recorded 11/10/2020 WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS • T.J. Schulz, President, Airport Consultants Council (ACC) • J.J. Morton, P.E., Senior Vice President, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., 2020 ACC Board Chair • Chris Spaulding, C.M., Consultant, Jacobsen │ Daniels, 2020 ACC Annual Conference Committee Chair GENERAL SESSION I – STATE OF THE AIRPORTS • Woodie Woodward, President, Woodward & Associates (Moderator) • Angela Gittens, former Director General, ACI-World • John Selden, General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport • Ginger Evans, Chief Strategy Officer, CAG Holdings, LLC
State of the Airlines
Recorded 11/10/2020
Recorded 11/10/2020 When it comes down to it, the air carriers anchor our industry. Everything we do is contingent on how the airlines rebound. During this session, we’ll discuss the State of the Airlines, where they are today, what they may look like tomorrow, and how that may affect our industry moving forward. • Roddy L. Boggus, NCARB, AIA, Vice President, Aviation Buildings Service Group Leader, RS&H (Moderator) • John Heimlich, Vice President and Chief Economist, Airlines for America • Stephen A. Alterman, President, Cargo Airlines Association • Steve Sisneros, Managing Director, Airport Affairs, Southwest Airlines • Bill Swelbar, Research Engineer, MIT International Center for Air Transportation
The State of GA and Business Aviation
Recorded 11/10/2020
Recorded 11/10/2020 In comparison to commercial aviation, GA, especially business aviation, is faring better. From GA aircraft transporting critical supplies to using GA due to concerns with large groups at commercial service airports, GA is increasing as a preferred air travel method. During the session we’ll discuss how GA activity is changing and responding in the current environment. • Pamela Keidel-Adams, Vice President, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Moderator) • Jens Hennig, Vice President of Operations, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) • Alex Gertsen, Director of Airports and Ground Infrastructure, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) • Robert Olislagers, CEO, Centennial Airport • Todd S. Anderson, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer, Sheltair Aviation
Airport Funding and Finance
Recorded 11/10/2020
Recorded 11/10/2020 How have airports managed the wave of financial decisions brought on by COVID? What are the current trends and projections for airport funding with respect to capital programs moving forward? What do credit rating agencies think? Could privatization play a larger role in airports as a result of the pandemic? These questions and more are discussed by our expert panel as we dive into the ever-changing world of airport funding and finance. • Kyle Mixon, Business Development Executive, Clark Construction Group, LLC (Moderator) • Seth Lehman, Senior Director of Global Finance, Fitch Ratings • Robert W. Poole, Jr., Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation • Marge Basrai, CPA, CGMM, C.M., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Nashville International Airport • Sheri Ernico, Director, Jacobs
State of the A/E/C Industry: Global Business Perspective
Recorded 11/12/2020
Recorded 11/12/2020 Considering impacts of the coronavirus and the near term outlook at large in the industry and then look specifically to aviation markets impacts to A/E/C companies. • Matthew J. Wenham, P.E., ENV SP, Vice President for Aviation Engineering and Construction, C&S Companies (Moderator) • Josh Lahre, Senior Principal, AEC Advisors • Aileen Cho, Senior Transportation Editor, Engineering News-Record
State of the A/E/C Industry: Aviation Business Perspective
Recorded 11/12/2020
Recorded 11/12/2020 The A/E/C industry is being impacted in numerous ways during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Aviation sector is squarely in the middle of it with traffic levels far below normal for the foreseeable future and customer confidence slow to come back. As we evaluate our role as consultants in this time it’s necessary to ask questions and understand what airports, airlines, and stakeholders in aviation need from us now and in the future. • Paul Bowers, Publisher, Airport Improvement Magazine (Moderator) • Renaud Boidin, Senior Airport Planner, Merchant Aviation/ADP • Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport • Mukesh (Mookie) Patel, Chief Business and Finance Officer, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport • J. Somer Shindler, Vice President, Integrated Aviation Growth Leader, AECOM
Driving D/E/I In Our Industry
Recorded 11/17/2020
Recorded 11/17/2020 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION FOR THE 2021 ACC ANNUAL CONFERENCE • Tom Mochty, P.S., Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Sector Leader, Woolpert, Inc., ACC 2020 Annual Conference Planning Committee Vice Chair / ACC 2021 Annual Conference Planning Committee Chair DRIVING D/E/I IN OUR INDUSTRY This session is designed to explore best practices for building diverse project teams to successfully deliver airport projects. Attendees will gain an understanding of barriers facing minority and women-owned businesses engaged in or seeking to engage in airport business, hear best practices for maximizing diverse business participation, and learn the importance of an inclusive company culture when forming teams. Hear from and interact with a panel of industry-leading practitioners including airport program operators, prime contractors, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). • Anthony Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Airport Minority Advisory Council. (AMAC) (Moderator) • Kelli L. Kelly, Business Development – Aviation/Transit, Kiewit • Dwight H. Pullen, Jr., National Core Market Leader, DPR Construction • Stephen M. Pelham, Vice President, Aviation – Americas, Jacobs • Mae Whiteside, President/CEO, CKL Engineering
Human Capital: Intentionally Cultivating, Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce for the Aviation Industry
Recorded 11/17/2020
Recorded 11/17/2020 This session is intended to be a continuation of the conversation held last year at the ACC Annual Conference. How do the solutions we discussed hold up a year later as we continue in the era of Me Too and Black Lives Matter, all under the cloud of COVID? Participants will learn why does a diverse, inclusive, and equitable practice matter; what practices have been identified as counterproductive and how have they been remedied; which practices linger and need more focus; and what are the metrics to which firms/universities/industries are holding themselves to? • Jane Ahrens, AIA, President, Jane Design + Consulting, Inc. (Moderator) • Lisa Watada, Aviation Client Relationship Manager, WSP USA • Mary Hart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Aviation, Corgan • Jamie Harmon, CPA, Capital Finance Director, Unison Consulting, Inc. • Faith Varwig, Principal, Faith Group, LLC
YP Session: Millennials Unmuted – Leveraging Age Diversity in Today’s Workplace
Recorded 11/24/2020
Recorded 11/24/2020 A workplace with Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials creates varied viewpoints and approaches to work. This can result in unique challenges, but also unique opportunities for growth and collaborative learning, especially in modern times. This session, tailored to ambitious young professionals, will cover how we can leverage Age Diversity in the workplace. We’ll introduce a panel of notable, thriving YPs and discuss how they have made themselves stand out in their respective organizations. They’ll give insight on how YOU, the YPs of aviation, can influence culture and create change! Finally, the panel will offer their views on the future for YPs within the industry. • David J. Hunley, P.E., Vice President, Connico Inc. (Moderator) • Rebecca Didio, C.M., Airport Planning Specialist, Planning and Environmental Division, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) • Anthony Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Airport Minority Advisory Council. (AMAC) • Scott Hill, Director of Maintenance, Houston Airport System